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RIO GRANDE CITY, RGV – It’s a sign of just how much the Starr County economy has grown when its economic development leaders can be blasé about an investment of $50 million.
But, to some extent that is happening. Investments of more than $150 million and $250 million, mostly in the energy sector, are becoming the norm.
FALFURRIAS – Brooks County leaders met to discuss flooding issues in Falfurrias on Monday.
Flooding in Jim Hogg, Duval and Brooks counties brought community members together to find a solution for the stagnant water and drainage issues.
The Department of Justice awarded a nonprofit $700,000 to help pay for legal services for victims of human trafficking.
The grant for Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid Inc. comes from the DOJ’s Office of Victims of Crime-Human Trafficking and is part of a series of monies awarded to four other entities, U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez announced Thursday.
WASHINGTON – The Trump administration said Thursday it will waive more than two dozen environmental and land use laws to speed construction of new border barriers in parts of the Rio Grande Valley, a move that has angered local property owners and environmentalists who say it will lead to protected wildlife corridors being walled off along the river.
MCALLEN, Texas - Congressman Vicente Gonzalez is pledging to reverse what he calls the unacceptable trend of the rising cost of prescription drugs.
MCALLEN, Texas - As the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) moves forward, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez says the automotive industry here in the Rio Grande Valley will be impacted the most.
"Overall, I think I am happy there is a deal first of all. You know they say the devil is in the details, so you have to go back and crunch some numbers."
EDINBURG, RGV – The government of the United States lost the opportunity to negotiate with Mexico on the issue of insecurity because there is no known formal agreement inserted to NAFTA/USMCA.
That is the view of Congressman Vicente Gonzalez of McAllen.
WASHINGTON - Congressman Vicente Gonzalez has cosponsored H.R. 1017, the Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act of 2017, in response to constituent and citizen requests from Seguin, Brownsville, Laredo and other parts of Texas.
DONNA, Texas - It's been a problem in the city of Donna for decades.
Water from the reservoirs and canals are contaminated. Now two local Congressmen say they have a plan to clean it all up.
For years area residents in Donna have heard about the warnings concerning contaminated fish and polluted waters in the reservoirs and canals.
PHARR — The three North American countries that agreed on a trade pact 25 years ago to transform competitiveness in the continent, and ignite growth in the Rio Grande Valley, announced on Monday a new North American Free Trade Agreement.